I hope you are having a wonderful start to the holiday season. Since saving money never goes out of style I decided to share this very popular post from 2013 once again.
I hope the sign on my front door says it all. Welcome Friends. I am very excited to share a few more tips on how to decorate without spending a fortune.
Decorating your home for Christmas doesn’t have to break your budget.
The wreath on my front door is my favorite wreath. It has a very high end look but I purchased it 3 years ago for $5 at the Goodwill. It has been many different places in my home but I love it on the front door. I spruced it up with a new bow made of the same ribbon I used on the inside of the house. You can see that here.
The chalkboard sign is from Hobby Lobby. It was $4.99 before the 40% off coupon. There is no way I could every write anything as gorgeous as the sentiments on a chalkboard so I whipped one up on Picmonkey and taped it to the sign with double sided tape. If I knew how to add a download I would share it with you.
Here is that green ribbon again, this time in the dining room. I placed it on top of a burlap table runner. I like a more simple table vignette and ths one looks good now and it will be great when the table is set.
I anchored the arrangement with some candles and I added the red berries for color. Over the years I have kept all types of berries and pinecones from flowers I bought at the grocery store or from other decorations so now I have a nice little collection.
I changed up the decorations in my breakfast nook quite a bit this year. I have never had garland in the nook before but since I didn’t have any on the mantel this year I had an extra and I love it in here. Moving old decorations to new locations makes them feel new and fresh.
I added a little pillow to my bench and I hung my old Coke crate on the wall. I will be placing some small ornament in the cubbies of the crate.
The breakfast table also got the burlap and ribbon treatment. I moved my place rack from the kitchen to here and added some real pears. You might notice that one pear is missing, I confess I got hungry while taking all these pictures and I ate it. Inside the cake plate are some vintage ornaments that I picked up at Goodwill for $1.50.
Gidget spent the afternoon watching me decorate from her basket in the family room.
I usually have a picture of a pear in this frame that hides the electric plug and a ton of cords. The pear just looked out of place with all the holiday décor so I found this free chalkboard printable from Nest of Posies and placed it in the frame.
This basket of “baking” items is something that changes every year. The lemon extract was my grandmother’s, the sugar is 5 years old and is as hard as a rock, the vintage ornaments are from the Goodwill and the copper cookie cutters are actually cheap little ones I spray painted with copper spray.
Now go forth and decorate.
Thanks for reading,